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Submitted by Sohel Bahjat (United States), Mar 11, 2017 at 01:47

Indeed, Al-Kafi, Vol 1 --which is the equal of Al-Bukhari for Sunnis-- states from Imam Ja'afar Al-Sadiq that Quran belongs to the age of Mohammed only. "20, Ch. 1, h 20
Al-Husayn ibn Muhammad has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Sayyari from abu Ya'qub al-
Baghdadi who has said the following.
"Ibn Sukayt asked Imam abu al-Hassan (a.s), 'Why did Allah sent Moses with the miracle appearing
through his staff and through his hand and means of magic, Jesus with means of medical tasks and
Prophet Muhammad (may Allah send blessings upon him, his family and all the prophets) with means of
speech and sermons?'"
"When Moses was sent magic was very popular among the people. He showed a magic of such form
that was not possible for others to perform. He was given such means that destroyed the magical effects
of those people's magic and established the truth of the message of Allah among them. Allah sent Jesus
at a time when serious illnesses existed among the people and they needed medical treatment. Jesus
brought from Allah what the people did not have. He brought from Allah the means to bring the dead
back to life, cure the sick and the lepers by the permission of Allah and thus, establish the truthfulness of
the message of Allah among the people." The Imam explained.
Allah sent Prophet Muhammad (s.a.) at a time when oratory and speech was very popular among the
people –I think he said poetry. He brought from Allah to the people the good advise and wisdom that
showed the falsehood in their speeches and thus established the truthfulness of the message of Allah
among them." Ibn al-Sukayt then said, "I swear by Allah that I have never seen anyone like you. What is
the proof to establish the truthfulness of the message of Allah among people today?" The Imam then
said, 'It is intelligence. Through intelligence one recognizes those who speak the truth from Allah, thus,
one acknowledges their truthfulness and those who lie in the name of Allah their lies come to light." Ibn
al-Sukayt then said, "This by Allah is the answer."" It is obvious that Because Shia believe that Quran was the created word of God, like the Mo'tazila, therefore we should study it with its contextual background meaning that people's understanding changes with time. Sorry but I'm too busy working on my Bachelor and do not have much time.


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